VW's trunk lights suck...

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by V-Dub GTI, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. V-Dub GTI

    V-Dub GTI Monkey

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    Well, the trunk light in my VW has always been dim and under-powered and when it burnt out last night it was the last straw... Today I went to autozone and bought two 9 inch red neon tubes, wired them up to the microswitch in the trunk latch, mounted them in a location where you can't see them and removed the stock bulb. They put off a nice red glow, good lighting, and for $20 I'm happy with it. Pics to follow tomorrow night.

    ~Matt

    P.S Anyone put neon tubes in the foot wells? How do you like them?
     

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  2. Redrum

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    we used to install neons for all the ricers/import cars..
    red is the best light for your eyes at night.
    just make sure you keep them high enough away from your feet and from getting wet
     
  3. FreeRide-Junkie

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    Poor, poor GTI. Getting neon tubes stuck in all of the places it doesn't want them. I can see in the hatch but I would keep them out of everywhere else. JMO of course.
     
  4. V-Dub GTI

    V-Dub GTI Monkey

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    I am NOT putting them underneath... thats to rice for this poor little German car. I think foot wells would look good just having a nice little abient glow...
     
  5. stinkyboy

    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    As an owner of several VW vehicles over time this thread title could do without the words "trunk" and "lights".

    I would strangle a car salesman for a new R32 though...
     
  6. ThePriceSeliger

    ThePriceSeliger Mushhead

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    I have them in my fj. looks nice
     
  7. FreeRide-Junkie

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    VW's electrical systems suck. I have gone through 2 sets of headlight bulbs, a taillight bulb, a battery, and the little led that lights up the temperature knobs.... Thank god it goes *pshhh* when I take my foot off of the gas.

    (And I was saying keep the lights out of the footwells. Haha)
     
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    Yep. Bosch sucks. Hence, German cars=****ty electronics.

    Fvck Bosch.

    I need a new tail light bulb.
     
  9. FreeRide-Junkie

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    Thank god I got rid of the plastic POS bosch diverter valve. That thing is a joke...
     
  10. V-Dub GTI

    V-Dub GTI Monkey

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    Go LED. Much better. [And they look way cooler. Haha]
     
  11. FreeRide-Junkie

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    My dub:

     
  12. FreeRide-Junkie

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    It now has smoked corner markers (the ambers are barely visible in this picture) and has been de-badged. Looks much cleaner.
     
  13. V-Dub GTI

    V-Dub GTI Monkey

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    Nice. Ever think of getting the rims painted black?

    Mine:


    So far has nothing but the trunk neon. Its getting Chipped, Deep tint windows, Tinted rear lights, lowered [coil-overs], and OZ-Racing wheels in black. And smoked side markers, and under-mirrior markers.
     
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    I have thought about it. I am pretty sure that I am not going to put any more time or money into it though. I am about done with FWD I think. It has an intake, diverter valve, chip.... nothing major. It's a fun car and will probably remain a bike hauler for the most part. I want to start saving and look towards something quick though. (IS300 with a 2JZ-GTE swap, Supra, maybe an R32 Twin Turbo.... really not sure. Hell I wouldn't even mind building a small truck like a Dakota R/T. For some reason I always liked those.)
     
  15. V-Dub GTI

    V-Dub GTI Monkey

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    An R32 Supercharged would be nuts... I've always wanted to take a older Lancer and drop a 3.2 l V 6 twin turbo in it... but I dont think they are long enough under the hood... Lol.
     
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    i am putting blue lights in the foot wells soon that same colour as the numbers on my gauge
    i just ordered hid lights from oznium 6000k.
     
  17. V-Dub GTI

    V-Dub GTI Monkey

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    I've seen lots of people doing that, I'm matching the needles with the red. And my Grill Stripe/ Fast's smile.

    [P.S: Your not allowed to drive in ohio. Even though you drive a VW]
     
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    pinkshirtphotos site moron

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    why cant i drive in ohio?
     
  19. Toshi

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    you need to be shot. aftermarket HID kits are ILLEGAL not to mention dangerous and highly annoying.
     
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    Cause your not a driver yet, your stuck at operator still!!!
     
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    What he said.

    The next ****head driving behind me with aftermarket HIDs is getting an RPG through the front glass.

    PSP is just a tarted-up (aka: white) riceboi, like most VW "enthusiasts".
     
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    Don't put me in that category. No goats in my hatch....
     
  23. V-Dub GTI

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    Your previous driving record. Your to dangerious for these roads son. :busted:

    Put forth the money and buy real HID's like mine. Not thoes blinding aftermarket ones please.

    Blue: At least I'm not the genous with the girly porsche... J/k
     
  24. Kanye West

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    I too would strangle a car salesman. For just about any reason though. Good or bad. Come to think of it, I probably wouldn't even need a reason, I just think it should be a sport. I put them in the same category as defense lawyers for child molesters.

    As the owner of a VW though, I agree that the electronics in this car are nothing short of pure crap. Gotta remember that these things are assembled in Me-hi-ko....

    It's been great other than annoying little electrical errors however. Anyone in Socal need a turbocharged Jetta??
     
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    The window regulators suck a$$, too. Break every 6 months and are $350 to replace each time. :disgust1:
     
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    Haha... it's not just the trunk light. My Jetta blew every bulb at least once, including interior bulbs. And most of those bulbs blew several times... I went through like 5 tail light bulbs on the driver side in a matter of 5 years.
     
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    pinkshirtphotos site moron

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    http://www.oznium.com/hid

    they are real hid lights. i live in the country, not many cars where i drive, so its not really that much of an issue.
     
  28. CrabJoe StretchPants

    CrabJoe StretchPants Reincarnated Crab Walking Head Spinning Bruce Dick

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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA


    *wipes tears from eyes*






    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
     
  29. V-Dub GTI

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    Yeah... but none the less illegal.

     
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    Mine was assembled in Germany thank you.
     
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    Did you get the strobe option for your lights too?:disgust1: